Jinder Mahal To Issue Survivor Series Challenge On SmackDown Live

A TV spot for tonight's SmackDown Live that aired during last night's Raw revealed that Jinder Mahal will be issuing a Survivor Series challenge.

Despite the hopes and prayers of the majority of the WWE Universe, at Hell In A Cell, Jinder Mahal managed to successfully defend his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura for the second pay-per-view in a row. Many believed that the pay-per-view would be the crowning moment for The King Of Strong Style but alas, it was not to be.

Despite his triumph, The Modern Day Maharajah was not present on SmackDown Live. It turns out, that may have been because the champ was prepping for a media tour of India. Either way, the rumors are that Mahal's feud with Nakamura is over and Mahal has a much larger challenge ahead. Apparently at Survivor Series Mahal will square off in a champion versus champion match against The Beast, Brock Lesnar.

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So far, it is mere speculation and innuendo that has led fans to that conclusion, but during an ad for tonight's SmackDown Live on Raw this week, WWE may have shown their hand a little. Mahal will return to TV tonight for the first time since Hell In A Cell and apparently, has a special Survivor Series Challenge to issue. The only voice clip from Mahal used in the TV spot is him claiming that he is the greatest champion, suggesting that he may want to put that theory to the test against WWE's other major champion in his next pay-per-view match.

Ever since the rumors of a Mahal vs Lesnar match started to surface last week, fans have been questioning why exactly the company wants to do that, and how exactly they'll go about putting the match together. Mahal doesn't exactly come across as the kind of guy who would willingly walk into Suplex City without a plan, so it will be interesting to see Mahal's reasoning if he is taking on Lesnar.


WWE has somehow made the potential of a Brock Lesnar versus Jinder Mahal match at Survivor Series intriguing. Almost anybody else on the roster going up against The Beast would be a one-sided affair. Vince McMahon isn't in the business of burying his WWE Champion however, so if he calls out Lesnar tonight then the next few weeks will be extremely interesting.

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